Plant Continuous Improvement Leader
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Primary Job Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Drive the development and implementation of CI improvement plans consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and business operating plan. Lead local improvement teams both directly on selected projects and through other team leads as needed. Mine and analyze data to support the project selection process. Provide training and develop training-related materials. Follow-up and audit project progress to ensure results are achieved and sustained. Resolve implementation issues, creating and managing implementation communication processes, and ensuring consistency of implemented processes and programs throughout manufacturing operations. Utilize OEE and other tools to identify gaps in performance versus best practices, and then work with all levels of the plant in establishing and executing a strategy for improving them. Generate correspondence, host conference calls, meetings and events to launch projects, and support initiatives. Routinely engage and support Corporate leaders and task force groups to guide and/or manage improvement efforts Lead, assistant and develop deliverable's such as standard work to sustain improvement efforts. Using various project management tools and systems, prepare detailed plans, drive project performance and assure timely completion of goals and objectives. Job Skills: This position should possess the following skills/knowledge: Strong foundation of the Microsoft Office suite of software, Visio, Sharepoint, project software Strong communication and presentation skills Oracle, or other ERP systems Understanding of quality systems Facilitation and team building Management, Leadership and motivation Strong interpersonal skills Process design and improvement Project management & multi-tasking Leading and managing change Coaching and training Knowledge of Asset Management Programs Business and technical writing Working knowledge of Safety systems, programs and engineering-related efforts Educational Requirements & Work History: Bachelor s of Science, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related degree. 10+ years experience in manufacturing setting, plastics preferred. In depth knowledge of Continuous Improvement (CI) tools and Lean Six Sigma methodology. Displays initiative, desire to drive change and is motivated to exceed expectations. Proven project management. Strong communication skills shop floor through management Experienced transformational leader. Physical Requirements: The Position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis to including twisting, bending, and reaching Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme hot and cold temperatures The employee will be required to travel up 10% to various facilities in the US and Canada. Capable of working on your feet for an extended period of time.